Age 70 of Akron, NY passed away on Thursday March 6, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer due to his exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam. David was born January 25, 1944 in Akron, NY the son of the late Lloyd and Ida Ralph Schad. He was also pre-deceased by his daughters Lisa Schad and Laura Anne Schad as well as his grandson Christopher Schad and by his siblings Dorothy Higgins, James, & Mary Lou Boring. David was a decorated Vietnam Veteran serving his country with The U.S. Army. He received many honors including two Purple Hearts while serving in Vietnam. David was a Life Member of The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3180 and a 32 year member of LL Tillman American Legion Post #900. He worked for Northeast Caisson Inc. in Akron, NY with over 40 years of dedicated service. David married his wife Carolyn Ann Miller Schad on January 1, 1996 and they recently celebrated their 18th Wedding Anniversary on January 1, 2014. David loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. David will be greatly missed by those that knew him! David is survived by his loving and devoted wife Carolyn Ann Miller Schad; son: David Lloyd Schad Jr.; step children: Roberta Spoth, Kelly Sheehan Murray, and C J Webster; grandchildren: Jennifer Schad, David L. Schad III, Beaudin Schad, and Jackalynn Baldwin; step grandchildren: Travis Bull, Tristan Spoth, Valencia Spoth, Ethan Webster, Lennon Conti, Mara Jade Webster; surrogate grandchildren: Casey, Margaret, and Michael Middaugh; special nieces and nephews: Janice Barbati, Susie LaMantia, Scott Boring, and Mickie Ritenour; several additional nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces and great nephews and a great great niece. David is also survived by a wonderful family of caring and loving friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service celebrating David's Life on Saturday March 22, 2014 at 3 PM at The First United Methodist Church of Akron 7 Church Street Akron, NY. Immediately following please join us at The LL Tillman American Legion Post #900 9 Eckerson Ave. Akron, NY to celebrate David's Life. In lieu of flowers, David's family requests that donations in Honor of David be made to
American Cancer Chapter "TEAM: THE HIPPIES" WNY Region-Amherst 101 John James Audubon Parkway Amherst, NY 14228. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY.
Lynch Funeral Home
318 W. Broad St. Horseheads, NY 14845
Published in Star-Gazette on Mar. 16, 2014